Rubicon is a strain one can rely on during a hard time, riddled by psychological distress and physical pains. It has impressive CBD levels that work its way up to 9%, providing patients with comfort against a myriad of maladies. Moreover, it is much more delicious and just as effective as OTC or prescription medicine.
Its history is shrouded in mystery, yet it remains a force to be trifled with. The CBD-enriched strain further caught the attention of on-lookers when it won the award for Best CBD Flower at the 2016 Colorado Cannabis Cup.
It remains a pleasant recreational smoke. Its psychoactive effects are mild and will not interfere with work or productivity. In fact, it may even boost it. Its clarifying buzz creates space for fresh perspectives that pique the interest, prolonging one’s attention toward the project, task, or chore at hand.
Our Rubicon Strain Review
Information About Rubicon Strain
|EFFECTS||Relaxed – 10|
Happy – 9
Uplifted – 5
Focused – 1
Hungry – 1
|FRAGRANCE||Earthy, herbal, sage, floral|
|FLAVORS||Herbal, sage, earthy, floral|
|ADVERSE REACTIONS||Dry mouth – 10|
Dry eyes – 4
Anxious – 1
Stress – 10
Inflammation – 10
Eye pressure – 8
Fatigue – 2
|FLOWERING TIME INDOOR||8 to 10 weeks|
|FLOWERING TIME OUTDOOR||Mid to late October|
|THC CONTENT %||5% to 9%|
|CBD %||5% to 9%|
|INDOOR YIELD||12 to 14 ounces per square meter|
|OUTDOOR YIELD||14 ounces or more per plant|
|RESISTANCE TO DISEASE||Unknown|
* 10 is the highest
* 1 is the lowest
Rubicon is not a potent strain. Its THC levels average between 5% to 9%. Counteracted by the high levels of CBD, the psychoactive high morphs into a non-overwhelming buzz that uplifts the mood but keeps users grounded.
Gentle as it is, its effects usually do not smack enthusiasts with a head-slamming high. Instead, it is a lightheartedness that leaves users feeling happy as it continues to clear the mind. Casual users will find that it has the capacity to enhance focus; sharpening the senses and amplifying attention to small details.
The mental stimulation, as well as the used energy, can sometimes make users hungry. As such, it would be best to have some snacks around so one can continue going through tasks without getting distracted. Most of the time, though, users only feel the continuous flow of tranquility in the body that releases the body from stress.
No doubt, Rubicon is best used as a wake and bake strain or an end-of-day relaxation.
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Rubicon exudes a strong earthy aroma. Hints of herbs such as sage enhance the scent of wet soil. Breaking apart and combusting the buds reveals a floral undertone.
Coating the palate is the herbal taste of sage. It is smooth to the throat, finding its ways into the lungs and expanding it with its refreshing smoke. On the exhale, it leaves an aftertaste of damp earth with floral hints.
As cannabinoids begin to inhibit moisture production, users will most likely feel the eyes and mouth dry out. This is typical in marijuana use and seasoned users often ignore the arid spell. Beginners, however, may want to have some water ready since it tends to last for hours. Although rare, it is also possible for users to feel a little anxious while smoking Rubicon. It is usually the result of overconsumption but one’s disposition before the high could be a factor too. As such, toke the bud in moderation and keep away when in a bad mood.
Rich in cannabidiol, Rubicon comes with multiple therapeutic benefits. It binds with the body’s endocannabinoid system to deliver a restorative head and body high, successfully improving one’s disposition.
Before anything else, it reduces stress and removes any worries that occupy the mind. It instills an innate sense of happiness to replace the negativity that overwhelms users with feelings of hopelessness and despair. As such, it could also be used to manage symptoms of mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, and PTSD.
It also reduces pressure from behind the eyes. Because of this, it would work perfectly against symptoms of glaucoma such as intraocular pressure, eye pain, headaches or migraines, and nausea. Its anti-inflammatory properties, as well as muscle-relaxing abilities, reduce swelling and prevent contractions that characterize cramps, inflammations, and arthritis.
Currently, Rubicon is not sold in dispensaries. The Green Solution has chosen to invoke its proprietary right on the sale of the hybrid’s seeds. Understandably so, the CBD-enriched strain requires the hands of an expert, so it churns out the same chemical profile for each batch with little to no deviation.
Still, it is possible to learn its growing patterns based. The half-and-half hybrid most likely exhibits both Indica and Sativa traits. Its buds, for instance, look fluffy but are actually quite dense. It has no definite shape either, some look like compact popcorns while others seem taper on one or both ends. As for its structure, it is likely to be relatively tall with slightly broad leaves that cover the plant.
Due to its medicinal nature, it is likely that the strain is mostly grown indoors where breeders have full control of the environment. This is not to say it will not grow well outdoors. Rather, it may be a little tricky, requiring some extra care and attention especially due to the unpredictability of the weather.
Once mature, it produces buds with a forest green hue and golden hairs. It has a light sprinkle of sugar. Even better, it exudes an enticing aroma that not only tantalizes users, but also have a positive effect on the senses.
After flowering for 8 to 10 weeks, Rubicon will flower between 12 to 14 ounces of buds per square meter.
Rubicon’s flowers usually mature around the middle of October up to the last week of the same month. Growers can expect at least 14 ounces of buds per plant once ready for harvest.
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